1st Holiday Tree of the season

Published December 8th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

Matt Kent sent me this:


I like the shadow it makes on the ceiling.  Holiday Trees, anyone else?  Send pics, I’ll post them.

73 Responses to “1st Holiday Tree of the season”

  1. Teddy says:

    Cream wool.
    Brown wool.
    Get some good stiff cardboard. Cut out four circles with holes in the middle (like CDs).
    You may need to experiment with size (The women all smile) about 2″ with 3/4″ whole in the middle. and one that is about 1.5″ with 3/4″. Well, two of each.
    Glue the small disc to the large, repeat. You now have two discs which put together meet near the center, but are separate around the edge.
    |__| ish, excuse the ASCII art. then wrap the brown wool around the device
    ||||| so you pass the wool through the center on each loop, slowly working
    ||||| around the circle. You can build this up until you can not pass any wool
    |—| through the center. (Look up toroid on Google images, second pic, ok electrical, but do the same with wool). Once you are finished cut around the outside of the wool, to split it back into two halves – do NOT separate.
    Tie some wool in the groove (hence why four discs) and pull the wool tight so it goes between the card and ties the bundle of wool together. Remove card board. One meatball, very therapeutic.
    Figure the rest out yourselves.

  2. Teddy says:

    Holiday season?
    It’s Yule time. The time when we celebrate the new sun (21st Dec…) and celebrate surviving the worst of the year. Days are now getting longer. A good reason to celebrate.
    Lets get back to the original celebration before Christians twisted it to their needs.
    Feast, drink and be merry. It’s a time to get together with family and friends and enjoy the SIMPLE things. Like eating spaghetti… ;)

    Faith Manages

  3. Avatar of Reason says:

    I think I know the reason why your four year old could quickly grasp the fact that the FSM is silly and the “fundies” can’t: Your four year old is smarter than the average fundie.
    -Avatar of Reason

  4. Peter Popoff says:

    Very nice tree topper! Me likey!
    Now all I’ve got to do, is convince my wife that ‘psghetti and meatballs,
    will look better on top of the tree, then the star of david that’s on it now.
    Could take some doing! Nice job!

  5. Paul says:


    What about Evolution of the Universe!

    How can a creature scrabbling around in the fumes of a dirty existence, bathing in the warmth of a fusing sphere of hydrogen, orbiting in a galaxy of a hundrted BILLION similar systems, arranged in a cluster of galaxies……, thats CLUSTER, further hierarchied into SUPERclusters, even begin to understand, interpret or act upon the wishes, desires , expectations or ‘Holy Laws’ of a being that could create such a gargantuan expanse of ‘STUFF’. And why would it care what we got up to?

    Religion is an escape from immortarlity that brings comfort to the misguided or plain dumb.

    ‘Ave it.

  6. Booty says:

    @ Avatar of Reason.
    That could be it ;)
    I don’t think we are going to have problems with our boys turning into fundies – they enjoy the good things in life too much – besides we are making sure we expose them to the ridiculous things in life so they know how to recognise them when they see them. :)

  7. hmmm says:

    so i have got to say that this whole thing is interesting, the hate mail consists of several idiots who oppose yet cannot appropriatly express themselves. Yet i can see your reasons to oppose. All ideas should be presented in schools for kids to decide for themselves and this is really what you believe. As far as if you believe in a God… i will pray for you that you will realise that there is a God that loves you so much that he will never forsake you.

  8. Mad John Kidd says:

    Thank you, hmmm, for we have most certainly found Our God to be one who loves us so much that He will never forsake us. Thank you for acknowledging Our prayers will be answered. Welcome to our humble ship and may His Noodly Appendage touche you always.

    RAmen, my child

    MJK, Orthodox Pastafarian

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